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Oh hai by woxys Oh hai by woxys
The Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex, clunozobec africky) from ZOO Prague, Czech republic :nod:
Very rarely kept species of bird! And rarely posted here on dA :giggle:





Thank you for your comments and faves :hug:
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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex)
Location: tropical east Africa (Sudan – Tanzania)
Size: body: 120 cm, wing span: 230-260 cm weight: 7 Kg
Diet: fish, reptiles, birds, little mammals
Conservation status: Vulnerable
Interesting facts: its amazing big beak gave this bird a name – in various languages, they are called shoebills, whale-headed storks or boat-beaks | they live in swamps, they inhabit river shores | female lays 2 eggs, both parents take care – they put water on eggs and they spread the wings above the nest to protect the eggs and babies from direct sun | they have unnusual hunting technique, as their beak is very big and heavy | they hunt even crocodiles! | they do not live in groups, they are solitary. Only during mating season, they meet and then they take care for babies | they are very shy | there are only 13 ZOOs in the world which keep shoebills!

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This photo belongs to me and I can very easily prove, that it was me, who took this shot. So please, respect my copyright :nod: if you want to use my work, ask me first to gain my permission, please! Thank you :lol:
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Big bird is that you?
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VonAnglesmith Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
it looks like a muppet
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MangaKa-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what the- something about the eye placement looks so weird for me... Strange bird indeed but it looks cool nonetheless :D
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drigulch Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
i am pretty sure i met her at a wedding reception some time ago. She looked at me that way the whole evening and talked about all the bills for shoes she had over the years.
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
:O_o: :rofl:
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Chateaugay Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
:wow: They hunt crocodiles? Seriously??? Full grown or juveniles?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
juveniles :nod: and thank you for all the comments! :hug:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
he looks prehistoric :XD:
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I must agree :giggle:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
hehe
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